Vince McMahon is the most powerful man in wrestling as of today, possibly of all time we could say. So you would think that considering how big of a icon Vince has become, his life has become an open book and WWE fans know everything their is to know about Vinnie Mac. In fact, the opposite is true. We as WWE fans do not get to see the whole picture of Vince's life, meaning we really don't know as much about him as we may think. The man behind the WWE we all love is more than just the creator of outrageous storylines and the billionaire man, Vince McMahon is an interesting character in his own right, who deserves a list that pinpoints what has made him...well him.
Whether you care for Vince or not, you do have to admit that he knows how to run a company efficiently and effectively, considering how Vince is one of the richest men in America. However, Mr.McMahon was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, as he had to work hard to become the man he is today. He knows who to push and when to push as it comes to wrestlers, because the chairman really knows what the people want and when they want it (maybe not right now considering Roman Reigns but we will look past that).
Vincent Kennedy McMahon has had an interesting life, and it is a life that many are not aware of, which ultimately could change the entire way you perceive the boss behind the desk. Made from the ground up, Vince McMahon captured the American Dream, and for this, he should be congratulated.
This article will be dedicated to Vince, as it lists some little known facts about him that will help his fans or maybe even not so fans get a better understanding of the life of Vince McMahon.
Here is 15 shocking things you didn't know about Vince McMahon.
15 Has A Successful Older Brother
14 Traumatic Childhood
13 Met His Wife Linda In Church
12 Overcame Dyslexia
11 Earned An Administration Business Degree
Vince attended East Carolina University and graduated in 1968. After graduating, he was a non-descriptive traveling salesman, but still something was missing for him. He knew he wanted to work for his father and assume a role in the WWWF, despite his father not loving the idea of Vince joining the force. He wanted his son to have a "nice government job" but could you picture VKM working for the government?
10 Had Weird Sexual Experiences At A Young Age
Vince McMahon revealed quite a bit about himself from an interview with Playboy back in 2001. One of the things he revealed was his early exposure to sex. He recalls being a first grader when he went with his stepbrother and his girlfriends and they would begin 'playing' with him. "I thought that was pretty cool. That was my initiation into sex. At that age you don't necessarily achieve an erection, but it was cool."
9 Wasn't The Only Owner Of The WWE
Many people know the story of how Vince bought the WWE from his father, but the deal did not make Vince the sole owner of the company. Vince only got 50% of the company while the remaining half was divided up among VJM confidants Gorilla Monsoon, Phil Zacko and Arnold Skaaland. Quickly after the deal, Vince took out a loan from the bank and offered every new owner $100,000 and a lifetime job at the company for their piece of the pie.
8 His Motorcycle Accident
Even at 70 years old, you can totally picture Vince McMahon being the type of guy that would relish on a motorcycle. In his 2001 interview with Playboy, McMahon revealed he had been in pretty bad motorcycle accident in 1999. While doing 45 on a side road, a car backed out of its driveway and hit McMahon, sending him flying in the air. McMahon says he was conscious of where the ground was and used his wrestling training to make sure he didn't land on his head.
7 Bedtime Stories To His Kids
Vince McMahon may have been the worst father in the world on screen, but off screen, he by all means, seems to be very affectionate towards his kids and was indeed an attentive father growing up. One thing he loved was telling bedtime stories to his kids. Being that he considers himself a storyteller, McMahon wasn't going to read stories to his kids, but make up his own. His stories would be so full of action, his kids couldn't sleep after.
I'd tell them a story, kiss them goodnight, and they would be absolutely wired. Linda would have to calm them down. So Shane was scared one night. He thought Dracula was in the closet. I said, "Oh yeah? Watch this." I went in that closet and started growling and yelling, having a battle. I threw a little furniture. Now Shane's really scared to death, until finally his dad walks out of the closet. I said, "Son, you never have to worry about Dracula again. Dracula's dead."
6 Has Been Open About His Infidelity
5 Grew Up In A Trailer Park
4 Met Vince Sr. When He Was 12
3 His Childhood Name
2 Owned A Pro Hockey Team
1 Owns Yacht Named "Sexy B***h"
When you own as much money as Vince happens to own, sometimes you wan't to do something a little outlandish with your fortune. McMahon went out and bought a 47 ft. luxury yacht which he properly named "Sexy B***h". McMahon is currently keeping the boat docked in Boca Raton, Florida, so if you are ever in the area, this sight may be something to see! It just goes to show that just because he's rich, he's not like most rich people.
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